Monday, October 26, 2015

Fox News And GOP Scramble To Rewrite History To Blame Bill Clinton For The 9/11 Attacks

Fox News is in damage control. They have needed to engage in some revisionist history and quick due to the battle growing between GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.

You see “the Donald” has gone off republican scripted mantra in a big way. He has attacked Jeb Bush by stating the simple truth that his brother George allowed the 9/11 tragedy to occur during his tenure as president. It is a simple fact.



Jeb however sees it differently. He blasted Trump back saying that he was “pathetic” and that his brother “kept America safe”.



Trump never one to take a tweet lying down tweeted back



This set Fox into DAMAGE CONTROL! How could they dismantle this undeniable truth thus allowing their audience to remember loving Dubya’ without having to endure the unfortunate happenstance of the truth

In the wake of the dust up Fox News personalities had to shift blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks away from former President George W. Bush. But to whom and how!?!?!

To the perfect patsy… President Bill Clinton! It’s beautiful. Not only do they deflect blame from Bush but they get a free shot at Hillary by proxy!

Now understand that they would have to attempt this rewrite despite the fact that the historical records show that the Clinton administration was the first administration to label terrorism "a national security issue", created a special CIA unit focusing specifically on Osama Bin Laden, and ordered missile attacks against the terrorist leader. In addition Fox had to face the dubious fact that the Bush administration was warned 36 times -- including allegedly by Clinton himself -- about the terrorist threat prior to the attacks.

Undaunted the pros went to work!

Starting us off is...

Sean Hannity slopped around in this little fantasy scenario with guest Peter Johnson Jr on his October 19th show.

Hannity...

"To me, I brought up this whole issue of what Bill Clinton said, "we could have taken him. We knew he wanted to create damage in the States." Isn't that, when he says that very thing, isn't that an admission that - a conspiracy to commit harm against the United States, isn't that a legal basis to take him?"

Peter Johnson Jr...

"You know, a lot of folks over time have said that if any political figure blew it in terms of preventing the 9/11 disaster, if you were to point to any figure, then it would be Mr. Clinton and his presidency."

Hannity...

"But his exact words were, "I didn't bring him here because he had committed no crimes against America. We had no basis on which to hold him, although we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America." Doesn't that represent a conspiracy that you could bring him on that charge alone?"

Johnson Jr...

"And his failure to do so, that makes him complicit in it. I guess you can make that argument. I don't think that's a strong argument. A stronger argument was that they had an opportunity to kill Bin Laden, and they didn't kill him. And he should have been killed."

*I have to interject here AT LEAST HE TRIED. Even after 9/11 (let alone before the attacks) Bush had Bin Laden cornered in Tora Bora after 9/11 and left him alive by divert US military forces to the war of choice in Iraq!!!

Hannity...

"I'd actually put more [blame] on the Clinton administration myself, especially based on what Clinton himself has admitted."

Meghan McCain from the October 19 edition of Fox & Friends defended President Bush by saying…

"Yeah, you know I'm more concerned about who is going to continue to keep us safe. I have the utmost respect for President George W. Bush. I do believe he kept this country safe. I think if anything, we should maybe be looking at the Clinton administration's role in 9/11. President Bush hadn't been president for that long, and I don't love this in-fighting right now. I think Jeb is obviously going to defend his brother, but I think we really need to look forward on how we're going to continue to keep America safe."

Brian Kilmeade from the October 19 edition of Fox & Friends suggested this to his co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Brian Kilmeade...

"In reality though, you have to think about 2001. When we walked in to -- when the president walked into his four years in office, Al Gore and George Bush weren't even debating Al Qaeda, even though Bin Laden declared war on us in 1996. And most of those hijackers overstayed their visas, so unless he came in and the first thing that President Trump would have done is said, 'I need the CIA to talk to the FBI.'"

Elisabeth Hasselbeck...

"Immediately!"

Kilmeade...

"I need you to mix and match and merge lists, and find out if there's anybody here who have overstayed their visas.' That was not the talk of the country because we were on the air at that time and in 1996, he declared war on us. You might be madder, Donald Trump -- and we're going to ask him in an hour -- at Bill Clinton for not taking a legitimate shot at somebody who declared war on us in the '90s."

Megyn Kelly on the October 19 edition of The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly had this repartee with her gurst Brad Woodhouse…

Brad Woodhouse...

"Look, the attack happened. He got 36 warnings about the possibility of an attack. And you know, the corollary to this is in the lead up to Y2K, President Clinton told his national security czar to hold daily meetings in the White House with the CIA and the FBI and we thwarted any terrorist attacks in the lead up to Y2K. The president didn't assemble a similar sense of urgency in the lead up to 9/11."

Megyn Kelly...

"And you put none of that blame on President Bill Clinton for ignoring the threat posed by Osama Bin Laden prior to George W. Bush assuming his role in the Oval Office?"

Woodhouse...

"Well look I think that President Clinton himself has acknowledged that he had opportunities that looking back now, that he wished that maybe he had taken. But when you're talking about this current discussion in the Republican Party between Trump and Jeb Bush over George W.Bush's role, you can't assert that he just blatantly, or kept us safe if you look at what happened on 9/11. And I think others would argue that if you include what happened after 9/11, if you include going to a war in Iraq that was prosecuted on false pretenses and what happened to the soldiers there who died and who were wounded."

Kelly...

"Obviously the Iraq war was very controversial and that's been proven but what Jeb Bush has been saying is that President Bush united us after 9/11 and Donald Trump seems to be saying he would have done a better job."

Bill Hemmer on the October 19 edition of Fox's America's Newsroom claimed...

"the seeds of 9/11 were already being sown during Bill Clinton's term."

Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential hopeful, said this in an interview with NewsmaxTV...

"That plot to conduct 9/11, and the steps that it took to bring it about, those began well before he was even sworn into office.  It happened under the watch of President Clinton. In fact, the 9/11 Commission says that. If you look, all of their recommendations, many of them were about reversing mistakes that were made during the Clinton presidency."

Always remember... Bush Was Warned About Al Qaeda 36 Times Before 9/11, while Clinton Labeled Bin Laden The "Biggest Security Problem" facing the nation and created a special unit to focus on him.

'Nuff Said.

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